April 26, 2012: Manhattan Group Recalls Baby Rattles
About 3,150 baby rattles have been recalled due to choking hazards.
What’s the Deal?
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Manhattan Group LLC, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, have recalled about 3,150 (about 3,000 in the US and 150 in Canada) Whoozit® Starry Time Rattles. The clear spheres on each end of the rattle can break, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.
Manhattan Group has received two reports of rattles breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Do You Own It?
This recall involves Whoozit® Starry Time baby rattles. The plastic rattles feature three colored (orange, aqua blue, and purple) stars stacked front to back between two clear spheres on a flexible stem. The rattle measures about 5 1/2 inches long. Each clear ball, located at the end of the rattle, measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter. The clear rattles contain small multi-colored beads and a white plastic disc featuring a blue smiling character face inside. The name of the product is printed on the hang tag.
The rattle sold at specialty toy and baby stores nationwide, in Canada, and online at www.manhattantoy.com from September 2011 through March 2012 for about $15.
What Should You Do?
Consumers should immediately take these rattles away from young children and return it to the store where purchased for a full refund. For additional information, contact Manhattan Group toll-free at (800) 541-1345 between 8 AM and 5 PM CST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.manhattantoy.com.
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